Best Safety Goggles for PPE and Job Sites
Best Safety Goggles for Chemicals, PPE, Job Sites and Laboratories
Use Safety Goggles For Full Impact Protection
Since safety goggles come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and coatings each one provide a different level of protection. Safety goggles are necessary as they protect your eyes from more than just impact, like chemicals, liquids, dust or caustic vapors.
Safety Glasses are a great first line of defense from impact protection directly to the eye, but in order to gain full protection, safety goggles should be worn. According to NIOSH, there are an estimated 2,000 American workers who sustain on the job eye injuries every day (ARTICLE: CDC Eye Safety/Protection). These can be prevented with protective eyewear and goggles.
What are Safety Goggles?
Safety Goggles are different than safety glasses in that they protect the individuals eyes against more than just impact. Safety goggles have a tight form-fitting design and a strap attached, which ensure they are pressed securely against the face and will not move or fall down.
Safety goggles provide better protection than safety glasses against:
- Blunt Impacts and High Velocity Debris
- Chemicals and Liquid Splashes
- Small Particles and Fragments
- Gas, Mist and Vapors
- Indirect debirs and dirt that can come from different angles
All of our Safety Goggles are ANSI Z87.1 Certified. This certification is tested by having a .25-inch steel ball propelled at 250-ft per second towards them without shattering.
Indirect vs. Direct Ventilation
When you wear Safety Goggles, there are different ways to make them more comfortable. One such way is to allow air inside the goggles which helps to reduce fog, prevent moisture build up and allow heat to escape. The one downside of this is that the product you are trying to keep out (such as chemicals or vapors), may get inside of the goggle. We want to highlight the 3 types of ventilation:
Direct Vented Safety Goggles
Direct Vented Safety Goggles have little holes in the side of them which prevent objects larger than .06 inches or greater from entering. These holes are small enough to allow air in, which help prevent fogging and heat buildup. These goggles are best for applications where you are concerned about impact protection and not chemicals.
Here are some types of Direct Vented Safety Goggles:
Indirect Vented Safety Goggles
Indirect Vented Safety Goggles are great for all applications. They are designed so there is no direct straight line passage of air into the goggles. The vents are covered with a hood. These goggles are best for use in chemical applications. Fogging may be a concern with these goggles, so most styles come with anti-fog technology.
Here are some types of Indirect Vented Safety Goggles:
Dust Proof Safety Goggles with Foam Lining
Dust Proof Goggles are a popular item. Different industries, such as woodworking, buffing, aggregate handling and concrete work, all produce a lot of dust and be a health hazard for workers. Foam lined safety glasses provide a tight fit and will adequate keep dust from injuring the eye, while also decreasing the changes of fog issues while working.
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